Gears of War 4 known issues on Xbox One and Windows 10

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Gears of War 4 has officially been launched, which means that you can now test new weapons of destruction. As expected, the gaming experience hasn’t been perfect for all players, with many encountering various issues while playing the game.

The Coalition recently published a list of known issues for Gears of War 4 on the Xbox One console and Windows 10 informing you about the possible bugs you may encounter during gameplay.

Gears of War 4 known issues for both platforms

CAMPAIGN – ACT 3, CHAPTER 5 – Infinite Loading
An issue has been discovered that can prevent further progress in this Chapter through a specific issue that can happen when the Checkpoint reloads at a specific point in the level (either through dying or selecting Reload Checkpoint from the pause menu).

Workaround: During this chapter, do not build the player-mounted Turret fortification.
If already impacted: Restart the Chapter, and do not build the player-mounted Turret fortification.

Gears of War 4 known issues on Windows 10

Store: Download Errors and Download Restarts
The game’s developer is actively working with the Windows Store team to investigate instances where users are unable to initiate or finish their download. For some error codes, the solutions are available:

Store Error 80070490
1.Windows+R and type regedit
2. Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Appx\PackageVolumes
3. Right click and Modify DefaultVolumeKey to 1
4. Restart your download.

Store Error 803f8007
This indicates your Gears 4 digital license entitlement has been revoked. The developer detected some Gears 4 Windows 10 keys were obtained illegitimately via its NVIDIA promotion and these keys have been revoked. If you believe your key was incorrectly revoked, you can contact NVIDIA support with proof of purchase.

Co-Op: Non-host player appears to freeze after a checkpoint restart
If hosting a co-op game with another PC user that has a slow computer, the other user may appear to freeze for a few seconds when restarting checkpoints if the host has vsync disabled.
Workaround: The host can pause the game to avoid this becoming a detriment (reloading into combat, for example).

Potential performance impact if SLI is enabled in the Nvidia Control Panel
Gears of War currently does not support explicit multi-GPU. However, there is an issue where single-GPU performance will drop if SLI is enabled in the NVIDIA Control Panel. Disable SLI prior to playing Gears of War 4 if you have multiple-GPUs. NVIDIA and The Coalition are working on the issue.

Gears of War 4 known issues on Windows 10 builds

Windows 10 build 14936 has a known issue with UWP games. If you wish to play Gears of War 4, you ‘ll need to temporarily roll back until the next Insider Build is released.

How has your Gears of War experience been so far? Have you encountered other issues that weren’t mentioned in this article?

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